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The schedule of upcoming exhibitions is subject to change.


Haunted: Marvin Cone's Ghosts
September 14 - December 8, 2019

A fascinating subset of his work, begun during a sabbatical in 1939, features images of ghosts and shadowy figures set within moody interiors. While some of the figures took on specific names (Uncle Ben), most generically referenced the lives that once occupied those spaces. These evocative works will be the subject of this stand-alone exhibition, timed to coincide with Halloween, All Saint’s Day, and All Soul’s Day. More Info >>

Up All Night: The Art of the Dark
October 5, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Working in conjunction with Haunted, Up All Night explores how artists have depicted the night and the dark in their work over the past 500 years. Drawing upon the CRMA’s own collection, a wide variety of artists in all media will be included in this unique slice through the collection. The dark, filled with mystery, has been a long-lived theme in art and manifests itself differently in the hands of different artists. This exploration will not only investigate the different approaches artists have taken but also the preconceived notions and ideas about the night and the dark. More Info >>

Unwrapped: Gifts from the Peter Norton Family Christmas Project, 1988-2018 (working title)
October 26, 2019 - October 4, 2020

Retired computer entrepreneur Peter Norton (Norton Antivirus Software) is a contemporary art collector as well as an active participant in various civic and philanthropic activities. In 1988, the Norton Family Christmas Project began commissioning artists to create original, multiple-edition works that were mailed as holiday greetings to friends, colleagues, and selected institutions. In 2017, the CRMA received the bulk of these wonderful holiday greetings from Director Emeritus Terry Pitts and his wife Kathy Hall. More Info >>

Oo La La: French Works from the Riley Collection (working title)
December 21, 2019 - April 12, 2020

As a companion exhibition to Across the Atlantic, the CRMA will present a selection from the private collection of Tom and Nan Riley. Drawing exclusively on French works, artists such as Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Camille Pissarro will complement the French works included in Across the Atlantic. It will be a rare opportunity to see important French works from a local private collection in celebration of the 125th anniversary of the origins of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. More Info >>

Across the Atlantic: American Impressionism through the French Lens
February 1 - April 26, 2020

This extraordinary exhibition, drawn entirely from the rich collection of the Reading Public Museum, explores the path to Impressionism through the nineteenth century and the complex relationship between French Impressionism of the 1870s and 1880s and the American interpretation of the style in the decades that followed. More than seventy-five paintings and works on paper help tell the story of the new style of painting which developed at the end of the nineteenth century—one that emphasized light and atmospheric conditions, rapid or loose brushstrokes, and a focus on brightly colored scenes from everyday life. More Info >>